"Microsoft’s having the shortest average patch development time", says Symantec


Symantec acknowledges that  Microsoft’s having the shortest average patch development time:


“Of the five operating systems tracked in the first six months of 2007 (figure 18), Microsoft had the shortest
average patch development time at 18 days, based on a sample set of 38 patched vulnerabilities. Of the
38 vulnerabilities, two affected third-party applications. This is lower than the average patch development
time of 23 days in the second half of 2006 based on a sample set of 50 vulnerabilities, seven of which
affected third-party applications.“


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
Trends for January–June 07
Volume XII, Published September 2007
Page 54
Link: http://www.symantec.com/content/de/de/about/downloads/PressCenter/ISTRXII_Main.pdf


Well… 😉 but, there are also other interesting topics covered.


Urs


 


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